Professor Jeanette Findlay
- Professor of Economics (Economics)
Jeanette joined Economics at Glasgow in 1987. She has held a range of posts and has degrees from the universities of Strathclyde and Bristol.
Her research and publications focus on various areas of applied microeconomics including:
- skills and education
- gender and work
- poverty and inequality
- aspects of industrial economics such as regulation and competitive tendering.
Jeanette has published widely in academic journals in these areas, as well as engaging with policymakers, trades unions and other stakeholders.
She has engaged in numerous funded consultancies from Scottish Government, local authorities, trades unions and TUC/STUC with measurable policy impact. She has a long track record of commissioned research in the financing and provision of life-line ferry services in Scotland and is currently working on further funded work in this area in cooperation with the RMT, other transport unions and with colleagues here at the University.
She also continues to work closely with colleagues at the University of Strathclyde on research projects which relate to fair work, innovation and productivity.
Jeanette is also part of a group of colleagues, at various stages of their careers, who are working on education, the labour market and, specifically, class pay gaps.
She has a strong teaching and research interest in poverty and inequality.
Jeanette is a member of the Applied Economics research cluster.
Areas of expertise
- Applied microeconomics
- Skills and education
- Gender and work
- Poverty and inequality
- BA/Leverhulme, £9000 with Marco Guidi
- ESRC IAA, £10000 with Dania Thomas
- ASBS Research invigoration grant £5000
Jeanette welcomes proposals from students who are interested in any of her research areas, but particularly in relation to:
- skills and widening access
- the financing, provision and regulation of public transport services
Current PhD students
- Ramage, Elysha
Not going to university: Context based rationality with links to social class and rural location.
- Vallely, Michael
Using Understanding Society as a microscope to examine the class ceiling in the UK labour market.
- After the financial crash of 2008, how will the UK’s welfare to work policies affect the attitude of Scottish private sector employers towards hiring jobless people who have been disabled by mental illness? 2018
- A study on the effect of functional distribution of income on aggregate demand. 2016
- The microstructure of bank lending to SMEs: evidence from a survey of loan officers in Nigerian banks. 2015
- Sport and neighbourhood regeneration: exploring the mechanisms of social inclusion through sport. 2007
- PhD supervision
- Masters level dissertation supervision
- Honours options
- Alternative Perspectives on Topics in Economics
- Contemporary Issues in Income Inequality
External Examiner: School of Management, SOAS, University of London, UG and PG
External Reviewer: Masters Programmes, University of Dundee (May 2016)
Honorary Research Fellow: Scottish Centre for Employment Research, University of Strathclyde
Vice President: UCU Scotland
Chair: UCU Scotland Education Committee.